Safe gun, weapons disposal offered

Oak Bay police offer amnesty to any residents interested in voluntarily surrendering unwanted or illegal firearms during the month of June.

  • Thu May 30th, 2013 11:00am
  • News

The B.C. Gun Amnesty will allow Oak Bay residents who have illegal or unwanted firearms, ammunition, or other weapons the opportunity to voluntarily surrender them to the Oak Bay Police Department for safe disposal during the month of June.

During this time police will not recommend weapons related charges that might otherwise apply against people who voluntarily contact police and relinquish the weapons. The immunity will not apply to anyone who are found to be in possession of a weapon when arrested.

Anyone interested may contact Oak Bay Police at 250-592-2424 and arrange for an officer to pick up unwanted firearms, weapons or ammunition. Police ask not to transport the items to the police station.

During the 2006 gun amnesty in excess of 3,200 guns were turned into police, including 505 handguns.

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